6 hrs ago
Treasured letter from Mandela thanked MTA for award
A declaration of solidarity and support from the Massachusetts Teachers Association provided a bit of solace and fortitude to future South African President Nelson Mandela years ago as he sat in prison facing a life sentence.
16 hrs ago
Mobster says Riina made more threats against prosecutor
Palermo, December 5 - Former Cosa Nostra Mafia "boss of bosses" Tot Riina issued further threats against Palermo deputy prosecutor Nino Di Matteo from prison, according to an intercepted conversation with another jailed mobster released Thursday.
Thu Dec 05, 2013
Tenn. makes unprecedented push to execute 10 killers
Officials here, believing they are free of the latest round of challenges to Tennessee's death penalty, recently asked the state Supreme Court for execution dates for 10 death row inmates.
Wed Dec 04, 2013
Charleston Daily Mail
W.Va. prison overcrowding problem could see solution
There are fewer inmates crammed into West Virginia's overcrowded prison system than expected, thanks in part to a new facility and legislative initiatives, the state's top corrections official said.
Sun Dec 01, 2013
New York Daily News
a Totally Twisted Mind: How LSD therapy for psychopaths in the 1960s...
In the mid-1960s, the Total Encounter Capsule was the cutting edge in the psychiatric treatment of the criminally insane.
Our hands are tied
THE Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign trade says it can do little to assist Jamaicans who are suffering at the hands of the authorities in the twin-island republic of Trinidad and Tobago.
Fri Nov 29, 2013
Russia Beyond the Headlines
Prosecution asked that defendants in case on Filin attack receive six to ten years in prison
The prosecution asked that the three suspects in the attack at Bolshoi Theater against ballet master Sergei Filin receive prison sentences between six and ten years in prison during the proceedings in Moscow's Meshchansky Court, an Interfax correspondent reported on Friday.
Thu Nov 28, 2013
Minn. Man Being Held in an Abu Dhabi Maximum Security PrisonOver a Martial Arts Spoof Video?
A 29-year-old Minnesota man has been detained in a maximum security prison for the past seven months in Abu Dhabi over a spoof martial arts video.
Wed Nov 27, 2013
Group: American held in Dubai for online parody
Shezanne Cassim, 29, of Woodbury, Minn., was arrested in April and charged with violating a 2012 cybercrimes law that boosts penalties for allegedly challenging authorities, attorney Susan Burns said.
Mon Nov 25, 2013
Charleston Daily Mail
Golden Girl group home helps victims of abuse
Renee Harrison comforts Becky at the Golden Girl group home in Ceredo. The nonprofit group home serves 24 girls between the ages of 12 to 21, some of which dealt with physical and sexual abuse.
Bossier sheriff promotes 4
Bossier Sheriff Julian Whittington promoted four deputies assigned to the Bossier Sheriff's Office Correctional Facilities to the rank of sergeant during a ceremony Monday morning.
Sat Nov 23, 2013
Prisoners of Birth
Avid readers of fiction, more so Jeffrey Archer fans, will immediately note that I stole this headline from one of the writer's successful novels, A Prisoner of Birth.
Fri Nov 22, 2013
Prisoners and rights
Many persons in this country feel that prisoners by virtue of being incarcerated ought to have no rights.
T&T Prison officers uncover brisk trade for phones, knives, drugs, cigarettes in jails
There is a big business behind bars in prisons where a hot seller is cigarettes at TT$600 a pack.
Trinidad and Tobago News
SHOCKER! Hundreds of contraband items including weapons, marijuana, cellular phones and even scales to weigh marijuana, all seized from prisoners kept at the Remand Yard and Maximum Security sections of the Golden Grove Prisons in Arouca.
Thu Nov 21, 2013
Jail conditions shock Deosaran
DESPITE the hellish conditions at the nation's prisons, Prof Ramesh Deosaran said the most shocking thing he saw during his tour of two jails yesterday was the look of hopelessness in the eyes of innocent men.
Wed Nov 20, 2013
Shooting suspect undergoing mental evaluation
A Boise man charged with first-degree murder in a road rage shooting is undergoing a mental health evaluation to determine if he is fit to stand trial.
San Francisco Bay View
The deadly 'integrated yard policy': Commentary on 'The...
After reading " The PeliKKKan Bay factor: An indictable offense " in the Februay 2013 edition of the San Francisco Bay View, I am compelled to share with your readers the evidence I have uncovered while doing research into my own case after I was framed by corrupt guards and convicted of murder at Folsom Prison in 1984.
Tue Nov 19, 2013
Prison Hit List
A variety of cellphones, drugs and weapons which were confiscated by prisons officers during a lockdown at the Maximum Security Prison, Arouca, yesterday.
...Inmate: Fire, blood, pain
While reports from prisoners inside the Golden Grove Remand Yard claimed a return to "normalcy" at that jail, inmates from the Maximum Security Prison complained of "fire, blood and pain" at that facility.